Once Again: Slamming Down the Code of Law Upon the Table
The value of the term 'feminism' may be set equal to 'female supremacism'.
As for a definition, we may define 'feminism' as "the project to increase the power of women."
Under the sector system, feminism categorically IS what we (non-feminists) say it is.
By linguistic fiat.
The burden is upon the self-declared feminist to demonstrate that he/she does not fit the profile.
Much confusion can be cleared away if we understand that feminism is a social organism, whose parts (either "good" or "bad") work together toward a common purpose.
Any self-declared feminist who does not like what is being said about feminism here, has the option of disowning the word "feminist" as a self-appellative.
We make it easy for them. We do not (metaphorically) trap them in a burning house with no escape route.
Any feminist is free to renounce feminism BY NAME, simply by saying "I am not a feminist".
This individual may then retain the full content of his/her belief system, but "repackaged" under some other name.
Some time later another person (not the original addressee) posted the following in response to my remarks cited above:
"you are redefining feminism to suit your own purpose. Very few, if any, feminists actually believe thats what feminism is"
And I answered that person as follows:
No. I am not re-defining feminism. I am defining it.
It doesn't make a spit of difference what any feminist "believes" feminism is. The authority to define feminism is not limited to a particular set of people who might happen to say "I am a feminist".
If you declare yourself a NON-feminist, then you are, by implication, defining feminism.
And you have full authority to do this.